What Is Satanism?

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Satanism begins with Anton Szandor LaVey and the original Church of Satan. There is no better place to begin your inquiry. The Origin of Satanism contains a brief summary.

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    DOWN AMONG THE DEAD MEN, JUST BEFORE DAWN & More from Warlock David Ingram  Some news regarding my forthcoming endeavours: 1. The new album from my band DOWN AMONG THE DEAD MEN, titled “…And You Will Obey Me” is now up for pre-order at the link below. It’s available in standard CD format, limited edition box set, and digital. There are also T-shirts available, and a promotional video out now featuring the album’s title track: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rg2zw8pCADkBrutalism.com 5/5 Stars Review: Zephyrs Odem 10/10 Review (German)Worship Metal 8/10 Review Pre-order: downamongthedeadmen.bandcamp.com/ 2. I recently became the full-time vocalist for Swedish war metal band JUST BEFORE DAWN. A new album “Tides Of Blood” (of which I wrote and perform on 6 of the 10 songs) will soon be released, and we are embarking on some live shows around Europe starting next week. 3. And finally, on April 1st my online show over on Radio Free Satan celebrates it’s 10th Anniversary. Stay tuned for some surprises! Listen in at RadioFreeSatan.com! 
via Church of Satan, 2018-03-23

EXQUISITE EQUINOX! The seasonal pivot point occurs today and...

   EXQUISITE EQUINOX! The seasonal pivot point occurs today and many Satanists mark that change as we feel at one with the Earth and its continuing cycles. In the Northern Hemisphere Spring arrives, replacing the Winter’s desolation with renewed life surging in triumphant burgeoning. In the Southern Hemisphere, the glory of Autumn shall soon cast its soothing spell after the fiery blasts of Summer, presaging the coming harvest with all of its fertile abundance.Here in the haunted Hudson Valley, Winter has been lobbing nor’easters our way, with the fourth due tomorrow. This extended coda to the season has brought us more snowfall than the prior month’s tallies combined.   As a tonic, one might want to experience Stravinsky’s masterpiece The Right of Spring as it conjures the shattering of the frigid season’s strictures via the violent renewal of growth. I shall be hearing it live in mid April as part of an all Stravinsky concert, performed by The Orchestra Now at Bard College.So, seize this glorious day to celebrate the wonders of Nature as we are part of its boundless mysteries.Hail Satan!—Magus Peter H. Gilmore
via Church of Satan, 2018-03-20

New EP of Classically Inspired Music by Gyps FulvusTurbulence...

   New EP of Classically Inspired Music by Gyps FulvusTurbulence & Tranquility is an EP of original orchestral music by Gyps Fulvus, influenced by concert composers & film composers of the past and contemporary times. Suspense, tension, clarity, & serenity are some of the many moods present within each of these works.   Recorded between 2016-2018, these 5 compositions are diverse in style and vary in dynamic, texture, and emotion, inspired by the likes of Vangelis, John Cage, and Hans Zimmer.  Click here to buy the physical CD for $7.99: Credit or PayPal Or click here to stream unlimited and buy the digital download for $5.99 at Bandcamp  Gyps Fulvus: Official Website YouTube - Official Videos & Sound Sorcery Series  Bandcamp - Albums & Single releases iTunes - Albums & Single releases Official Facebook Page
via Church of Satan, 2018-03-20

Vox Satanae - Episode 384 This week we hear works by Bartolomé...

   Vox Satanae - Episode 384 This week we hear works by Bartolomé de Escobedo, Jan Sweelinck, Johann Schobert, Jan Dussek, Ignacy Dobrzyński, Alexander Glazunov, and Charles Wuorinen with performances by The Westminster Cathedral Choir, James O'Donnell, The Netherlands Chamber Choir, Philippe Herreweghe, Chiara Banchini, Véronique Méjean, Philipp Bosbach, Luciano Sgrizzi, Andreas Staier, The Camerata String Quartet, The Russian National Orchestra, Mikhail Pletnev, and The Group for Contemporary Music.  Download episode 384
via Church of Satan, 2018-03-19